Understanding power : the indispensable Chomsky / edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel.

Chomsky, Noam [Browse]
New York : New Press, ©2002.
xiii, 416 p. ; 24 cm.


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An introduction to Noam Chomsky's views on the politics of power discusses third-party politics in the United States, the suppression of dissent, U.S. foreign and domestic policy, and the role of the media.
Includes index.
  • Weekend Teach-in : opening session. The achievements of domestic dissidence ; The U.S. network of terrorist mercenary states ; Overthrowing Third World governments ; Government secrecy ; The media : an institutional analysis ; Testing the "propaganda model" ; The media and elite opinion ; Filters on reporting ; Honest subordination ; "Fight it better" : the media and the Vietnam War
  • Teach-in : over coffee. "Containing" the Soviet Union in the cold war ; Orwell's world and ours ; Contemporary poverty ; Religious fanaticism ; "The real anti-semitism" ; Ronald Reagan and the future of democracy ; Two new factors in world affairs ; Democracy under capitalism ; The empire ; Change and the future
  • Teach-in : evening. The military-industrial complex ; The permanent war economy ; Libyan and American terrorism ; The U.S. and the U.N. ; Business, apartheid, and racism ; Winning the Vietnam War ; "Genocide" : the United States and Pol Pot ; Heroes and anti-heroes ; "Anti-intellectualism" ; Spectator sports ; Western European activism and Canada ; Dispelling illusions
  • Colloquy. The totalitarian strain ; A Lithuania hypothetical ; Perpetuating brainwashing under freedom ; Journalism LeMoyne-style : a sample of the cynical aspect ; Rethinking Watergate ; Escaping indoctrination ; Understanding the Middle East conflict ; The threat of peace ; Water and the occupied territories ; Imperial ambitions and the Arab threat ; Prospects for the Palestinians ; Legitimacy in history ; Qualifications to speak on world affairs : a presidential campaign
  • Ruling the world. Soviet versus western economic development ; Supporting terror ; "People's Democratic Socialist Republics" ; The organ trade ; The real crime of Cuba ; Panama and popular invasions ; Muslims and U.S. foreign policy ; Haiti : disturbance at an export platform ; Texaco and the Spanish revolution ; Averting democracy in Italy ; P.R. in Somalia ; The Gulf War ; Bosnia : intervention questions ; Toying with India ; The Oslo agreement and imperialist revival.
  • Community activists. Discussion circle ; The early peace movement and a change in the 1970s ; The nuclear freeze movement ; Awareness and actions ; Leaders and movements ; Levels of change ; Non-violence ; Transcending capitalism ; The kibbutz experiment ; "Anarchism" and "libertarianism" ; Articulating visions ; "Want" creation ; Dissidents : ignored or vilified ; Teaching about resistance ; Isolation ; Science and human nature ; Charlatans in the sciences ; Adam Smith : real and fake ; The computer and the crowbar
  • Intellectuals and social change. The Leninist/capitalist intelligentsia ; Marxist "theory" and intellectual fakery ; Ideological control in the sciences and humanities ; The function of the schools ; Subtler methods of control ; Cruder methods of control ; The fate of an honest intellectual ; Forging working-class culture ; The fraud of modern economics ; The real market ; Automation ; A revolutionary change in moral values
  • Popular struggle. Discovering new forms of oppression ; Freedom of speech ; Negative and positive freedoms ; Cyberspace and activism ; "Free trade" agreements ; Defense department funding and "clean money" ; The favored state and enemy states ; Canada's media ; Should Quebec separate from Canada? ; Deciphering "China" ; Indonesia's killing fields : U.S.-backed genocide in East Timor ; Mass murderers at Harvard ; Changes in Indonesia ; Nuclear proliferation and North Korea ; The Samson options ; The lot of the Palestinians ; P.L.O. ambitions ; The nation-state system
  • Movement organizing. The movie Manufacturing Consent ; Media activism ; Self-destruction of the U.S. left ; Popular education ; Third-party politics ; Boycotts ; "A praxis" ; The war on unions ; Inner-city schools ; Defending the welfare state ; Pension funds and the law ; Conspiracy theories ; The decision to get involved ; "Human nature is corrupt" ; Discovering morality ; Abortion ; Moral values
  • Turning point. Bringing the third world home ; Welfare : the pea and the mountain ; Crime control and "superfluous" people ; Violence and repression ; International capital : the new imperial age ; The fairy tale economy ; Building international unions ; Initial moves and the coming crisis ; Elite planning : slipping out of hand ; Disturbed populations stirring ; The verge of Fascism ; The future of history.
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  • 9781565847033 ((pbk.))
  • 9780099466062
  • 0099466066
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